The Wei Wai Kum First Nation is governed by a Council made up of one Chief Councillor and one Councillor for every full 100 members – to a maximum of 10 councillors. Currently, there are eight positions on the Council.
The purpose of Council is to provide for the needs of the community with the spirit and intent to provide fair, accountable and transparent leadership. Council will work to deliver effective and efficient programs and services that improve the well-being of the membership. Council is expected to engage in economic development that will secure a healthy, prosperous future for the Nation, while respecting its culture and traditions.
The Band Manager is responsible for overseeing staff members and the day-to-day administration of programs and services provided to and for members of the Wei Wai Kum First Nation.
A Wei Wai Kum Governance Manual has been developed to describe the political, functional and legal roles and responsibilities of Council, the Band Manager, and staff members. It also defines operational procedures to ensure and promote good governance.
Councillors are required to sign the following as part of their swearing in process when they assume their role:
Contract of Office Oath of Office Confidentiality Code Acknowledgment Form
Petitions to Remove Councilors
In May, 2018, the Council of the Wei Wai Kum First Nation appointed arbitrator Paul Love to review two petitions, one from the Council in the form of a Band Council Resolution seeking the removal from office of Councilor Jason Price and one a petition from band members seeking the removal from office of Councilor Chris Drake. Love has reviewed both petitions under the Nation’s Election Code and determined there are grounds to proceed with a hearing to consider the removal of Jason Price but not Chris Drake. In his written decision explaining why he rejected the community petition Love said it does not meet the requirements of the Nation’s Election Code on several counts.
Arbitrator’s Decision Re: Community Petition